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Offline hydie


  • Joined: May 2009

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I believe it is this vehicle.

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Absolutely shocking.

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A PROFESSIONAL male driver sitting in the passenger seat of a car being driven around the Queensland Raceway near Ipswich has died after the car hit a wall and burst into flames.

The passenger, 26, is believed to have been killed on impact at the track at Willowbank.

In pictures: Fatal crash at Queensland Raceway

The 20-year-old Brisbane man driving the car was pinned in the wreckage from the waist down for three hours after the crash at 11.30am.

He was to be airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital after 2.30pm in a stable condition.

The track had been hired for a private event and the car was a private vehicle.

Inspector David Preston said the 20-year-old's family, who were trackside at the time of the accident, were distraught.

Police said the dead man was a passenger in the car, which crashed at the Queensland Raceway at Willowbank, near Ipswich, about 11.30am today.

Emergency crews were still trying to free the injured driver, the Department of Community Safety said.

According to the raceway's website, the track was being used by a company that offers rides in a green and black Porsche.

Today's crash came five months after another fatality at the same circuit. In June, a 23-year-old motorbike racer died after he hit the back wheel of another motorbike and crashed.

Earlier, it was reported a person had died at Queensland Raceway after a car hit a wall and burst into flames.

The person still trapped in the wreckage was to be airlifted to hospital once he was freed.

Initial reports from emergency services were that the car crashed into a wall at the circuit racing facility on Champions Way.

The person trapped inside was being treated by ambulance officers for severe burns.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/one-person-dead-after-car-hits-wall-at-queensland-raceway-at-willowbank-and-bursts-into-flames/story-fnihsrf2-1226740247873



Offline RS


  • Joined: Feb 2008

  • Drives: AMG
  • Location: Sydney
Saw a name mentioned but hoping its not him, but everything adds up

R.I.P mate


will await a formal announcement just in case don't want to name the wrong person
Convict by heritage, Guilty by Choice






Offline schmik325


  • Joined: Nov 2010

  • Location: Bris, Qld
Wow that's a long way from where it impacted. The speed must have been huge for it to bounce that distance and front half of car missing.



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Wow that's a long way from where it impacted. The speed must have been huge for it to bounce that distance and front half of car missing.

The car was dragged from the tyre wall to stop the fire.






Offline RS


  • Joined: Feb 2008

  • Drives: AMG
  • Location: Sydney
http://www.news.com.au/national-news/queensland/race-driver-sean-edwards-killed-as-car-hits-wall-at-queensland-raceway-at-willowbank/story-fnii5v6w-1226740247873

Big loss to motorsport, Sean was a talented driver with AMG and Porsche and overall a great guy.
Had many fun chats on my insomnia filled nights, last time we talked he was absolutely hurt over the Loss of Allan at Lemans.

Convict by heritage, Guilty by Choice



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Condolences to all who knew him.

Motorsport is fun until just a split second changes everything.



Offline schmik325


  • Joined: Nov 2010

  • Location: Bris, Qld
Wow he was busy. Just finished 2 days coaching at Spa in the damp.

RIP



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